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AVAC seeks talented individuals to join our team of passionate advocates who aim to accelerate ethical research and global delivery of new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

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Program Coordinator, Implementation Advocacy


About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end the HIV pandemic. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate Product Innovation & Availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for Access to High-Impact Prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve Research Conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote Effective HIV Prevention Policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and Translate the Field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen Global Advocacy Networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Role Summary

The Implementation Advocacy team at AVAC works with and through transnational coalitions of civil society groups based in the US and in East and Southern Africa to shape the policies, programs and budgets for national and global HIV responses. The Coordinator will join a team with members based in New York, Malawi and South Africa, and provide crucial support to this coalition-based, evidence-driven work.

Core functions of this role involve supporting the Coalition to build Momentum Power Activism Strategy and Solidarity (COMPASS) Africa. Launched in 2017, COMPASS Africa brings together nearly 30 advocacy and activist groups from Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the United States. AVAC is a technical partner to and the fiscal sponsor of grants for this coalition-based work.

The Coordinator will support daily operations of the COMPASS program, as well as provide operational support for other Implementation Advocacy objectives, including campaigns that seek to secure a rights-based, comprehensive HIV response with a focus on biomedical prevention and ensure access to emerging strategies for adolescent girls and young women, gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, sex workers, people who use drugs and other “key populations.”

Essential Functions

  • With supervision from the Senior Program Manager, facilitate Implementation Advocacy sub-grants management, particularly for COMPASS, by developing templates, tracking deadlines, responding to partner questions, reviewing reporting, etc.
  • Coordinate partner trainings, webinars and convenings including managing logistics, developing agendas, pre-reads, and other materials in a timely manner.
  • Research, draft, and/or edit resource documents, blog posts, partner updates, deliverables and other materials as assigned. Draft web content and coordinate updates of Implementation Advocacy/COMPASS webpage.
  • Support Implementation Advocacy team in all monitoring, evaluation, results and learning (MERL) efforts, including tracking, compiling, and organizing resources and outputs on a monthly basis to support reporting and accessibility in an indexed resource repository.
  • Serve as front-line contact for partners, meeting their information needs, coordinating and scheduling calls and meetings, distributing call notes in a timely manner and ensuring action is taken on follow-up items.
  • Track ongoing partner technical assistance requests and coordinate follow up with pertinent partners in a proactive and timely manner.
  • Assist with donor reporting, including monthly program updates and annual reporting.
  • Update content for COMPASS Engage online learning platform and support partners to access and use it.
  • With supervision from the Senior Program Manager, maintain and/or support project management systems and processes for Implementation Advocacy team.

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment
  • Bachelor’s degree, or 2-4 years of project coordination/management experience, in the fields of public/global health, human rights, advocacy, or international development
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct style
  • Experience coordinating and managing deliverables with project management platforms (i.e. Monday.com)
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple project components while simultaneously interfacing with diverse partners
  • Self-starting, independent and able to take initiative
  • Strong cultural curiosity and competency, with a proven ability to work with diverse collaborators from a range of backgrounds
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships to support team and organizational goals
  • Authorization to work in the United States

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly competitive salaries and a substantial benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance, matching contributions to a retirement savings plan and paid new parent leave.

How to Apply

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Program Coordinator: Policy, Data & Analytics


About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end the HIV pandemic. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate Product Innovation & Availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for Access to High-Impact Prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve Research Conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote Effective HIV Prevention Policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and Translate the Field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen Global Advocacy Networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

About Policy, Data & Analytics

AVAC’s Policy, Data and Analytics (PDA) team advances critical policy goals in the United States and globally in coalition, informed by the work of our programs and the insights and advice of our global partners. The PDA team sets, tracks and measures the impact of AVAC and partner programs, manages data collection and analysis and the publication of some of the field’s go-to resources including AVAC’s PxRD database, the annual HIV prevention research resource tracking report, and materials focused on the HIV research pipeline.

Essential Functions

The Program Coordinator supports AVAC’s Policy, Data & Analytics team through:

Coordination of AVAC’s Resource Tracking (RT) work, including maintenance of the RT database and website, and ensuring a timeline and successful launch of the annual report. For this work, the Coordinator will be expected to:

  • Develop and oversee implementation of a RT project plan and timeline.
  • Conduct data collection, collation, and analysis related to funding of HIV prevention research.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate updating and dissemination of RT content, and identify in consultation with other AVAC staff opportunities for external cross-promotion of RT content.
  • Liaise directly with, request information and address questions from HIV research funders and key resource tracking stakeholders as part of the annual resource tracking effort.
  • Coordinate and facilitate periodic meetings of the Resource Tracking for HIV Prevention Research & Development Working Group (RTWG).
  • Regularly seek out and identify new data sources for tracking and quantifying investment in HIV research and development.
  • Ensure on-time development of RT content in time for conference submissions and participation.
  • Conduct regular check-in meetings with the RT team and external partners to update and monitor progress, including agenda creation, pre-read distribution, note taking, and action item dissemination.
  • Act as AVAC point of contact for RT, and ensure regular internal communications to AVAC team about the RT project.

Maintenance and updating of AVAC’s clinical trial databases, and development of materials based on data from these databases. For this work, the Coordinator will be expected to:

  • Conduct desk research and necessary communication with clinical research sites and networks to collect relevant trial data.
  • Maintain online trials database.
  • Perform periodic reviews and recommend necessary updates to online tools, infographics and databases to ensure each meets users' informational needs and requirements.
  • Ensure internal and external data needs are met in an accurate and timely manner.

Knowledge Management and Communications

  • Integrate up-to-date data into AVAC publications and initiatives as appropriate.
  • Compose with other AVAC staff content for annual reports and other written materials, including the annual resource tracking report.
  • Work with program and communications colleagues to conceptualize content for and develop infographics in clear, concise visual formats.
  • Ensure effective sharing of content knowledge across AVAC through regular internal communications via staff meeting, email and Slack.
  • Regularly review existing data collection and management systems and processes to identify improvements, and propose solutions to address them.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)

  • Support implementation of M&E initiatives for AVAC with Program Manager for MEL, including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff and partner capacity building initiatives as necessary.
  • Support AVAC staff and partners to properly document, organize and capture program progress.
  • Harvest AVAC data to assist in preparation of periodic M&E reports for AVAC grants.

Policy, Data & Analytics (PDA) Team Coordination

  • Support the PDA Director in planning and convening regular check-in meetings of PDA team, including agenda and action item dissemination.
  • Tracks and responds to internal team needs in a proactive and timely manner.
  • Ensure team notes, files, and materials are current, organized, and accessible on AVAC’s shared file system.
  • Coordinate and support accurate and appropriate information-sharing across the PDA team, including supporting the PDA Director in monitoring and communicating progress against workplans.

Position qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • Three years’ experience in data management, analytics and project coordination.
  • Experience developing infographics from data sets in Excel or other platforms to convey complex information in clear, concise visual formats.
  • Proven ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with internal and external partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures to advance team and organizational objectives.
  • Experience supporting a team and coordinating multiple project components and deliverables.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to HIV/AIDS, international health and development issues and programming a plus.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly competitive salaries and a substantial benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance, matching contributions to a retirement savings plan and paid new parent leave.

How to Apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Program Manager, Product Introduction & Access


About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

About Product Introduction & Access

The Product Introduction & Access team accelerates product innovation and accessibility to bring effective prevention options to those who need them most. AVAC and a range of partners are working to accelerate the timely, efficient, effective and affordable development and introduction of new prevention options. This growing body of work currently includes:

Role Summary

The Program Manager will lead management of AVAC’s project-focused work related to new product introduction, access and delivery. The Program Manager should have direct experience in managing and implementating donor-funded projects in global health and HIV specifically. This person should be skilled at developing and executing workplans and budgets; producing deliverables in compliance with strategic objectives, work plans, and reporting requirements; and contributing their technical knowledge to the successful implementation of this body of work.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Demonstrate solid knowledge of HIV prevention field and issue areas; serves as go-to source for latest developments, data, and best practices.
  • Contribute to the development of new HIV biomedical prevention product introduction plans and execute against project strategies.
  • Ensure team effectively tracks and delivers on action items, deliverables, and deadlines.
  • Develop and manages donor-compliant workplans and budgets.
  • Ensure the seamless execution of AVAC-convened events and meetings related to product introduction and access, including agenda and concept note development and logistics.
  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing with AVAC colleagues and coordinate cross-team collaboration to to set and achieve strategic objectives related to product introduction and access, advocacy and service delivery integration.
  • Disseminate quarterly updates to various internal and external stakeholders regarding the broad HIV prevention landscape and to communicate project achievements.
  • Coordinate project metrics and program-related data to measure impact and lessons learned.
  • Develop communication materials to represent the project in working groups, conferences and workshops related to HIV prevention.

Technical Contributions

  • Lead analyses and coordinates technical assistance to product developers, researchers, implementers and advocates throughout the product life cycle.
  • Work closely with Product Introduction & Access team to evaluate established product introduction platforms to help inform product design, ensure products are in tune with consumer needs and introduction plans reflect service delivery realities in LMIC settings.
  • Building on existing platforms AVAC has developed to identify, assess and document effective HIV prevention product introduction efforts and approaches.
  • Collaborate closely with AVAC’s research engagement and advocacy teams to identify opportunities for synergies and leverage as HIV prevention products move through the pipeline from clinical trials and research to roll-out and, hopefully, impact.
  • Review and synthesize available evidence, abstracts, journal articles and clinical trial data to inform the roll-out of next generation of HIV prevention products.

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in managing and implementing HIV or global health programs.
  • Experience working across full product life-cycle from research to regulatory approval to marketing and roll-out.
  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical and regulatory processes, supply chain management and service delivery, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills within complex, multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Proactive self-starter with ability to forge relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders including donors, technical leaders and other implementing partners.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated experience in taking all elements of an activity from start to finish with high-quality results.
  • Experience with implementation and reporting for private foundations and US government-funded projects.
  • Familiarity of the funding landscape and partners in HIV/AIDS, SRHR and global health.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally and throughout East and Southern Africa.

To Apply

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Senior Program Manager, Product Introduction & Access


About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

About Product Introduction & Access

The Product Introduction & Access team accelerates product innovation and accessibility to bring effective prevention options to those who need them most. AVAC and a range of partners are working to accelerate the timely, efficient, effective and affordable development and introduction of new prevention options. This growing body of work currently includes:

Role Summary

The Senior Program Manager will support implementation of AVAC’s product introduction and access work, with a particular focus on providing technical and strategic guidance to projects and partnerships. The Senior Program Manager should have direct experience in new product introduction, social marketing, and access in HIV/AIDS or related global health field. This person should be skilled at synthesizing complex information and data into accessible and actionable terms to meet the needs of a variety of audiences. The successful person in this role should have an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the HIV prevention landscape, AVAC’s programs and partners, and the HIV prevention product developer and product introduction stakeholders and issues. In addition, this person should have a depth of experience in working in low and lower-middle income countries. This position ensures that AVAC develops high quality, timely and innovative outputs to foster high-impact HIV prevention through product introduction and access.

Technical Contributions:

  • Provide technical guidance to internal and external partners, including development of technical documents and other quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Develop and disseminate rapid, comprehensive synthesis of evidence to support colleagues and stakeholders on the HIV biomedical product pipeline including product details and program design and delivery to support launch readiness.
  • Oversee and coordinate technical assistance to policy makers, donors, product developers, implementers and advocates throughout the product life cycle.
  • Build on existing AVAC platforms to develop, identify, assess and document product launch metrics, effective product introduction approaches and market shaping strategies related to HIV prevention.
  • Write white papers, journal articles, presentations and analyses that translate Product Introduction & Access learnings into actionable steps for key audiences.
  • Create and deliver compelling presentations on the work of the Product Introduction & Access team at various meetings and conferences to a wide range of audiences, including donors, policy makers, product developers, implementers and civil society.

Program Management:

  • Develop and ensure successful execution of project management plans and strategies for the Product Introduction & Access team.
  • Implement projects across product introduction activities using a variety of qualitative and qualitative methods and inputs.
  • Provide management, technical guidance and support to other team members.
  • Work with Director of Product Introduction & Access on strategic objectives and to ensure deliverables and activities map to/support overarching product introduction and AVAC goals.
  • Support the Director of Product Introduction & Access to represent the project in working groups, conferences, and workshops related to HIV prevention and/or multipurpose technologies.

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • At least 10-12 years of demonstrated experience in new product launch, introduction and scale.
  • Extensive experience managing and implementing HIV prevention programs.
  • Experience working across full product life-cycle from research to regulatory approval to marketing and roll-out, including both policy development and program implementation.
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills within complex, multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Proactive, self-starter with ability to forge relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders including donors, technical leaders, and other implementing partners.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated experience in taking all elements of an activity from start to finish with high quality results.
  • Experience with implementation and reporting for private foundations and USG-funded projects.
  • Strong familiarity of the funding landscape and partners in HIV/AIDS, SRHR and global health.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally and throughout East and Southern Africa.

To Apply

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Controller


About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will lead all accounting operations of a budget of $16 million. The Controller manages a team of two, and is responsible for overseeing all accounting-related activities including financial record-keeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly and annual closes, and preparation of financial statements. The Controller will manage the organization’s annual audit, and any statutory or donor-related audits. They will ensure accuracy of financial records, oversee cash flow projections, and support financial systems maintenance. They will lead or participate in finance and organization-wide process improvement projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead and manage the accounting function for AVAC.
  • Assure review, entry, and posting of financial transactions in the financial system.
  • Assure accurate and timely preparation and issuance of payments including checks, wire transfers, petty cash, and ACH payments.
  • Manage the month-end closing process including completion of recurring journal entries and monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and supporting schedules and monthly cash flow projections.
  • Oversee the annual financial audit and preparation of related statements and supporting schedules.
  • Oversee the annual 401(k) plan audit.
  • Oversee the preparation of Forms 990, 990T, CHAR500, 5500 and other filings as required.
  • Maintain financial policies manual detailing policies and procedures.
  • Ensure preparation and posting of all journal entries.
  • Monitor bank balances and initiate funds transfers.
  • Together with HR, oversee payroll and payments of associated taxes and fringe benefits.
  • Ensure funds drawdowns from donors and reconciliation of drawdown to actuals.
  • Ensure filing of 1099s annually and ensure all necessary vendor W-9 forms are on file.
  • Monitor and ensure proper internal controls are in place and applied.
  • Ensure training of staff in financial policies, procedures, processes, and best practices including training on financial-related systems (Concur, time-tracking, etc.).
  • Support maintenance of financial system including updates of dimensions, general ledger codes, and creation or updates to standard reports.
  • Proactively respond to inquiries from vendors and staff.
  • Monitor and assure financial document retention according to AVAC policies.
  • Lead or support process improvement activities and policy reviews and revisions.
  • Participate in and support key business initiatives and ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality in reviewing and evaluating confidential financial plans and decisions, salary information, and other confidential information.
  • Collaborate with, provide guidance to, and support professional development of direct reports.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the organization and management.

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience as a senior accounting professional, with extensive experience in managing full cycle accounting.
  • Strong understanding of accounting theory and practice in a non-profit environment; CPA preferred.
  • Experience with compliance management for US government and foundation grants.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal daily direction to oversee the accounting function at AVAC.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing demands and priorities.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate an innovative and collaborative mindset when problem-solving.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, teams, management and external partners.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated experience with financial system reporting tools and creating or modifying financial reports using reporting tools.
  • Working understanding of MIP, Intacct and Concur a plus.

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes matching contributions to a retirement savings plan, employer-paid medical insurance and paid new parent leave.

To Apply

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.